Bracken County Health Department

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PO Box 117, 429 Frankfort Street, Brooksville KY 41004                              Phone: 606-735-2157         Fax: 606-735-2159      E-mail :


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Bracken County Health Department was established in 1960,  and we pride ourselves on providing clients with high-quality and personal service. 
Our office is conveniently located in Brooksville, Kentucky.
Providing good service means taking the time to listen. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure you receive the services you need. Our business is client-oriented, and we maintain strict confidentiality.

We hope you'll find the information you need on this site about our business and the services we provide. We look forward to working with you.

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How to apply for WIC

What is WIC?
WIC is a federally funded health and nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children.  If you are pregnant, postpartum or a breastfeeding mom, you may qualify for WIC.
If you have an infant under the age of 1 year old, or a child up to the age of 5 years old, they may qualify for WIC.
Call 606-735-2157 to see if you qualify for WIC. 

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PREVENTING TYPE 2 DIABETES:  If you were told you could prevent type 2 diabetes, would you want to find out how:  I'm guessing you would say yes!  Well you can! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and evidence-based lifestyle change program to prevent type 2 diabetes.  This program is for people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight, which is 10-14 pounds for a 200 pound person.  These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes.  Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change program, that includes 16 core sessions (usually 1 per week) and 6 post-core sessions (1 per month).  The National Diabetes Prevention Program teaches participants strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily life and eating healthy.  Lifestyle coaches work with participants to identify emotions and situations that can sabotage their success, and the group process encourages participants to share strategies for dealing with challenging situations. National Diabetes Prevention Program classes are offered at the Bracken County Health Department. Classes are free to members of Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield Kentucky Employee Health Plan (KEHP).   Contact 606-735-2157 extension 225 or e-mail  to register or if you have any questions. 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 
8:00am - 4:30pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 12 Noon


Every parent needs a second pair of HANDS!

The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program is a voluntary home visitation program for moms, dads, and families.  We provide information on prenatal care, nutrition, safety and child development, all to help you on your journey to be a successful parent. 

Contact us for more information.  Families can be enrolled prenatally or before a child is three months old. 

Through HANDS you will receive support, information and activities that will help you and your baby navigate early parenthood together.  Our goals are to support healthy child growth and development, ensure safe homes and help parents reach the goals they have for their children and their family.

To get involved, contact us at 606-735-2157 or visit

Every parent needs a second pair of HANDS!

Adult Immunization Schedule

Child Immunization Schedule

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Bracken County Health Dept.    429 Frankfort Street    Brooksville   Kentucky     41004    Phone: (606) 735-2157   Fax: (606) 735-2159

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